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Gratitude!

* When we are surrounded by and filled with abundance – abundance of unconditional love (that means we are loved anyway), we can’t help but feel gratitude, and even more, to live in a constant state of gratitude.

* Gratitude for joy, beauty, Divine Wisdom and Guidance.

* Gratitude for the places where we live.

  • * Gratitude for our families and friends.
  • * Gratitude for our opportunities for service,

* Gratitude for life itself.

* Gratitude that we are never alone.

 * And even gratitude for life challenges that deepen us, strengthen us, that teach us compassion.

* Gratitude that there is hope and life beyond our fears, and that all we have to do is turn everything over in surrender.

* Gratitude that we are created from God-magnificence because that is all with which God creates, which by default, means that we, too, are magnificent.

* Gratitude that no matter how we use our free will, mistakes or triumph, God is always with us, loving us anyway, supporting us, leading us to the greatness we are meant to experience if we but allow it – and trust.

For what are you grateful?

God bless you.

YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT!


 


Six Steps to an Abundant Life

The Gospel of John, Chapter 10, Verse 10: Jesus said, I have come that you may have life, and have it abundantly.

What is abundance?

For the answer, I’d like to share with you a Divine message I received on abundance because for several reasons I was uncomfortable with affluence. Have you ever felt that way? Jesus kept telling me I was wrong, that I misunderstood. So, like you are encouraged to do when you have questions, I asked for the truth. As soon as I ‘thought’ the word ‘abundance’ …

A HUGE fountain flashed into my mind. A fountain larger than anything you see in reality, with sparkling crystal-clear water gushing up high and then falling back down into the top container before overflowing into the next wider container that cascaded noisily into the deep basin below. The water caught the light like diamonds, shimmering and glittering. Never-ending.

“That is Abundance,” Jesus said. “More than you ever need, always free flowing.

“Oddly,” he explained, “some people are afraid of abundance, or that they will feel overwhelmed or it will change their lifestyle or they won’t feel wise enough to handle it well, or they feel guilty experiencing abundance if others are lacking. Or they think in limitation, incorrectly believing there are limited resources and they have less because others have taken more than their fair share.”

“That kind of false thinking means you believe that your abundance comes from outside yourself, when in Reality it comes from inside you, from your True Source, from your Unlimited Supplier.

He added…

“The Highest-Truth-thinking is not to pull everyone down to the lowest level of falsely perceived and illusionary limitation, but to encourage everyone to raise to the highest level of the true limitless abundance that they choose to experience.

Then he asked…

“Out of all the unlimited abundance what do you choose for you?”

I saw an instant image of the entire universe as a buffet table.

“What food dishes off of the unlimited buffet table do you like best? You can’t eat all of the food. That is too much, you choose what you want.

“You deal with abundance in the same way; you use the freely-offered gift and control it by deciding what out of the all of the ever-present abundance brings you pleasure, then select that, in the amount you decide.

“However,” he added, “in thinking about abundance, remember it’s not the material ‘stuff’ that is of the greatest import. It’s trusting in the God-gifts of which it is impossible to have too much – beauty, peace, joy, light, wisdom and love – and all the other God attributes. Open up to all of that abundance that you are willing to allow, for that is where your bliss lies – not with the temporary but with the Eternal.”

Six steps for an abundant life Jesus has taught me:

  1. Choose to live life to the fullest. Decide to experience the highest and best that is possible to experience because that is all God offers – the highest and best. Accepting anything less means you cheat yourself, you cheat the world.
  2. Accept life as the adventure it is. Take risks. Live in joy. Be bold. Live. Laugh. Love. Enjoy. Care. Be. Be who you are at all times – Love
  3. Don’t sit around waiting to die. Even if you’re already ill. The last breath comes soon enough. No matter your age or health, each moment is a new beginning, a new opportunity. Ask God if there is still something you are meant to do while still on this earth plane.
  4. If you feel strongly there is something God wants you to do, go for it. If you don’t, you’ll never know what might have happened if you but had courage. You might always wonder if you missed out on the greatest event that was to happen in your lifetime. One of those life-end regrets that is too late to change.
  5. Commitment: The first step is a doozy. But with that courage, comes Universal Divine support just waiting for our first step. That leap cannot be made for us. We have to choose to do it ourselves. Once we do, it seems miraculous how the Universe supports us in ways we never imagined.
  6. Surrender: I’ve learned that Surrender is more than releasing, it is, in reality, receiving. We have to release the fears and blockages, and then surrender to the Ultimate Force in order to make room to receive all of the fabulous abundance. Don’t we all want to receive whatever is the best for us? Then we have to make room for it. So, we ask God to empty us of all hindrances, fears and negative attitudes and then exclaim we’re ready to receive, with gratitude!

A thought to consider: If you could place an order, like from the menu of abundance, knowing it would be brought for you, what would you ask for? What would you like to do on this earth in this human experience while you are still here to do it? What will you regret if you don’t do it while you’re alive in the physical? Now is your chance. It’s your time! Now, go for it!

God bless you.

YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT!


Portions of this post are an excerpt from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 199-203. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

 


The Shocking Revelation

If you have been following me, you are aware that Jesus called me to serve with him as part of a spiritual team. FYI, he is eager to co-partner with anyone who says “Use me.” Jesus is now my Spiritual Mentor/Guide and I’m blessed to receive Divine messages that are meant for everyone in order to help us all with our daily lives.


ONE OF THE most shocking revelations from Jesus is a truth that might alarm you, a truth I fought to disbelieve and was stubborn about accepting. However, stay with me on this before you pass judgment on what seems like a heretical statement. This truth is for you, too. For everyone.

What is this outrageous truth?

Through meditations, visions and conversations, Jesus repeatedly made clear to me—

He doesn’t want to be worshiped!

At first, I didn’t believe that message. How could I not worship him? The thought made me ill. Even worse, what if I misunderstood what he was trying to tell me?

Jesus said:

“I seek partners. I can best accomplish Divine work through you, with you as my hands, my voice and my presence, which is more difficult to accomplish when you are on your knees, head down, acting falsely as if you are separate, incapable and unworthy. Believing yourself weak and unworthy means you hold back, are hesitant, and are, in actuality, a hindrance. You believe a lie. That is not the truth of who you are.

“When you, God’s creation, consider yourself unworthy, unimportant, ‘only me’, you insult your Creator. What I seek with you is the embodiment of the truth of our Oneness, for you to allow eternal truth messages to flow through you to a spiritually-hungry world. To succeed with the most impact, you need to reorient to who you really are—a child of God, created by God from God. You couldn’t be more priceless, because you are created from the greatest there is.”

How do I know this is the truth? Because of the visions:

Whenever I tried to kneel in worship to him, he caught me before my knees touched the ground and pulled me to a standing position, insisting we are partners, a team.

 He said:

“I am your spiritual guide. Spiritual beings in human form are crucial to the partnership so that I can help the world, through you, especially when you stand strong in God-confidence.”

The one time I did succeed in kneeling before him, he immediately knelt with me, joining with me as one, saying:

“We truly are a team. I will meet you on whatever level you are.

“I ask you to allow me to work through you. I ask you to serve as a doorway through which spiritual truths flow. The one who benefits most is you.“

This message does seem in opposition to what we’ve been taught by others, and yet the truth shines through.

He said:

“God works best work with you, not as a worshiper who has falsely separated yourself from your Source (which is impossible), but as a partner.

“There is nothing to fear. I’m not going to ask you to do anything you don’t love and enjoy. You always have free choice. What will come through you is love. Love, for yourself and others. Embodying that love in all you say and do.”

The key: Jesus said…

“The key is in ‘allowing’ me to work through you. You are a vital part in the Divine plan, but I will never force you. You must be willing and available, and to give your permission. I wait for you to invite me in to your heart and say ‘Use me’. Then know that what comes through you is joy and harmony and all aspects of abundant love.”

Meaning: The meaning is clear, but the traditional teachings are more difficult to overcome. At first it feels heretical not to worship Jesus. I had to work past the traditional learning to what Jesus assures me is the truth. I finally understand that what he tells me makes perfect sense and I can see why Jesus is insistent he wants partners, not worshipers.

Worshipers are more work, to be honest. You have to drag protesting people to get them past the many misperceived barriers (lies) to accomplish anything. Barriers such as fear, hesitation, feelings of unworthiness and other negative thoughts. That is hard work. And time consuming.

Because people have free will, they make all kinds of excuses why not to do something and why they aren’t good enough. “Surely, God, you don’t mean me? I’m nobody. I can’t do it. I don’t have the skill. My mind is playing tricks on me to make me think you actually want me. Why me?” The excuses make me feel tired just to write them and, even more, makes me want to say, “Fine! Then I’ll go to someone who is willing to let me work through them. There is a job to do.”

To the contrary, a partner is ready to go. They have an equal stake in the outcome. They realize they are an important cog in the gears of the Universe because of their usefulness to the Divine, or why bother to exist? The conversation switches from “Why me?” to “Use me!”

This message is well worth your taking the time and effort to re-shift your thinking from the traditional to the truth. You are important. And really, doesn’t it make sense? That we serve as a Divine communication tool to help us and all of humanity? Agreeing is so simple. Merely ask. Invite.


“To succeed with the most impact, you need to reorient to who you really are—a child of God, created by God from God. How precious is that? You couldn’t be more priceless. You are created from the greatest there is.” ~ Jesus


The post is an excerpt from Divine Messages from Jesus for a magnificent life. p. 19-23. Cathey, Carolyne. 2015 

 


 

NEW DATE! “DIVINE COMMUNICATION – Trusting Your Intuition”

NEW DATE! YOU ARE INVITED TO an interactive discussion on “Divine Communication Trusting Your Intuition”, 9/12/2019, facilitated by Carolyne Cathey, author, teacher and spiritual counselor. Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Drive, Sedona AZ. 

Carolyne asks, “How might you benefit if you strengthened your intuition-connection with the Wisest Mind in the Universe?” She will share the different ways you receive these messages, and how to tell if the they are real, or your imagination.

For example, have you…

  • Heard an inner voice that had the perfect answer, but you didn’t know whether to trust it?
  • Had a flash of an ‘aha’ thought or idea?
  • Wondered or prayed about something and all of a sudden a book falls open to the perfect answer, or you hear a snippet of a conversation or song lyrics that has exactly what you are looking for?
  • Had a dream that seemed unusually powerful or colorful, like a message dream?
  • Just ‘known’ something in your gut or in your heart and you didn’t know the details, but you just ‘knew’?

Carolyne invites you to raise awareness of the continual Divine Communication that is available to all of us, a powerful gift to each of us from God.

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Celebrating the Joy of the Beatitudes

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Audio Recording: Joy of the Beatitudes, right sidebar on Home Page>>>>>>>

“TRUTH isn’t about the messenger, it’s about the message. I didn’t create the Truth that I willingly gave my physical life to share with the world. I merely illuminated what was always and is forever true— the eternal truth for everyone—because if what I embodied and lived was for only one person, what was the point? My life and messages serve as examples of what everyone can be—what you can be, and are. It doesn’t matter who gets the credit because only one truly receives the credit—the Originator, the Creator, the Infinite, God.” ~ Jesus, “Divine Messages from Jesus”

The Beatitudes, Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5, vs 3-12, the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount

The Beatitudes, or blessings, or the be-attitudes, are the core of the core teachings Jesus came here to share. Power fills these declarations of joy.

The phrase “blessed are,” when the original Greek word is translated accurately, means “Oh, the godlike joy of…” The reason that is important is they are celebrations of what exists right now, at this moment. They are exultant shouts of joy for the Divine blessings that nothing in this physical world can ever take away from us.

Please listen to the audio recording shown on the right sidebar (Joy of the Beatitudes) , or read in the 2018-09-16 JOY OF THE BEATITUDES, for how the original meaning of the words Jesus used inspires us to celebrate the joy when we open our hearts and minds to the Eternal Truth. Please listen carefully, because these sayings might instill an inner shift within you, changing your life in amazing ways.

I give much credit to William Barclay’s “The Gospel of Matthew, Vol. 1” from which I gathered the original meanings of Jesus words in Greek and Aramaic, and also copied some of the wording he used so beautifully. I love studying the Barclay series for their in-depth history and definitions and give thanks to Barclay for giving his life so that we may better understand these incredible teachings.

Enjoy.

PDF 2018-09-16 JOY OF THE BEATITUDES

The Miracle of Being

“The Miracle of Being” audio and PDF is a talk I presented to the Center for Spiritual Living Ukiah (CA) on 9/9/2018.  (See the right sidebar for the audio player on “The Miracle of Being”)

 A quote from the talk:

 “Your being here, right here, at this moment, is a miracle. This “You are Here” moment is an adventure. This moment is your opportunity out of the immensity of infinity to co-create your life in a temporary setting as a human being in this specific place out of the entirety of the universe. Make it the best life you choose to make it. Accept the adventure for what it is. Take risks. Live in joy. Be bold. Live. Laugh. Love. Enjoy. Care. Be. Be who you are. Love.”  Jesus, “Divine Messages from Jesus”

You are invited to listen to this inspirational talk on our making our temporary physical lives the highest and best possible while on this planet. May the talk inspire you as well.

The PDF version of 18-9-9 UKIAH The Miracle of Being

“Listening Leads to Miracles” ~ Carolyne Cathey

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Mendocino Coast, California

I’m sharing an amazing story with you of how my husband and I were stunned by the Divine when, during what I thought was a fun game-type experiment, a message came through that changed the direction of our lives. The incredible inner journey from disbelief, to fear, to not only acceptance but excitement, and then, to follow-through, might be an inspiration for you to finally follow the urgings of your own heart. You really do have heart urgings, seeds planted there by God for you to nurture and develop for the magnificence you are meant to experience while in the physical.  Do you listen to them? I urge you to listen to the audio link on the right sidebar and perhaps you’ll find the courage to follow your own dreams.

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Sedona, Arizona

The audio link on the right sidebar is from a talk I gave at our Mendocino Center for Spiritual Living In Fort Bragg, CA that I believe you will enjoy hearing.

Audio: “Listening Leads to Miracles”  right sidebar when you visit the site.

In case you prefer a written format:

PDF Version: 2018-08-05 Listening Leads to Miracles

I hope this true story inspires you.

Love and God bless you!